Following a week-long trial, El Paso lawyer Marco Antonio Delgado was found guilty of devising a scheme to launder up to $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel.
Delgado, a former Carnegie Mellon University trustee devised the scheme for the now-disbanded Milenio Mexican drug cartel in 2007 and 2008. He defended the charges on the basis that they were fabricated.
The prosecution presented recorded phone calls made by Delgado to other members of the conspiracy, as well as testimony from a former associate and federal agents.
Federal agents also produced evidence that after Delgado was arrested with the million dollars, he confessed and agreed to cooperate but continued moving drug money behind his handlers’ backs.